Confidence

The Mind Is A Battlefield: From The Archives

The Mind Is A Battlefield: From The Archives

I spend a lot of time flying for work, and overhear a lot of conversations. Not long ago, I overheard a passenger talking about regret, and how it's a silent killer. That statement about regret immediately teleported me to 2013, when I had one of the toughest years in my career to date. I’d made a decision to work somewhere that paid extremely well, but no amount of money had prepared me for how difficult that year would be. When I thought back on it, I felt like I wasn't strong enough, wasn't good enough, and was clearly a bad decision maker. I prayed. I cried. I tried so many things to make myself feel better. I felt like I was the furthest thing from perfect!

When things go wrong or do not go as planned, why is our first instinct to put ourselves down?

Is Everything Bigger In Texas?

Is Everything Bigger In Texas?

They say everything is bigger in Texas. While, I don’t know if that’s true, here's what I *do* know: I had the pleasure of being a speaker this weekend at one of the biggest conferences of the year in Austin, Texas: SXSW


 

Negotiation Tips for Your Next Performance Review

Negotiation Tips for Your Next Performance Review

As we move into the end of the year, many of you will be having your annual assessments at work. Your annual assessment is a great time to review your performance over the past year, discuss your goals for the upcoming year, and perhaps more importantly is often the perfect time to negotiate for yourself! Read more to learn how to make your next negotiation a win-win.

From The Archives: Now You're Staring At A Queen

From The Archives: Now You're Staring At A Queen

How many times do we get in our own heads about our worthiness? Or maybe instead you had/have someone if your life that has indicated that you weren’t capable of doing this or that. Doubt can be self inflicted or brought on by external factors. Either way....STOP DOUBTING YOURSELF!

No Shame In The Confidence Game

No Shame In The Confidence Game

You know the feeling – some days you feel unstoppable, and other days you feel lke you have no idea what you’re doing. The trick, though, is to not let the bad days suck up all of our confidence. Once our confidence is shaken, it can be difficult to get back on track.

Whether you want to reignite your confidence at work or just be more confident in life, here are a few tips to get your inner Beyoncé back...

Life's Hamster Wheel

Life's Hamster Wheel

Posted up in my office are the following words: Hopeful, Fun, Relentless, Committed, Successful, and Confident

Every time I look up from my computer, I see these six words staring me in the face. On days when I don’t feel confident, these words speak life to me. On days that don't seem successful, these words breathe life into me. 

What words, phrases, or quotes breath life into you? 

Oftentimes, we are grinding and hustling so hard that we can feel trapped in life's perpetual "hamster wheel." That wheel where we can’t stop, won’t "stop 'til you get enough," or do enough. That wheel makes us run so fast because we want to prove all the haters wrong. 

Now You're Staring At A Queen

Now You're Staring At A Queen

“You think you know, but you don’t know the half, you think you beat me down, but I’ll have the last laugh, I’ll keep getting up, ‘Cause that’s what I’m gonna do, I’m gonna be the best me, I’m sorry if it kills you.” Mary J Blige, Doubt, from The London Sessions

As human beings, we can be our toughest critic. I have many insecurities, and one of the biggest is self doubt. Am I good enough? Am I capable of pulling this off? Am I smart enough? You name it, it runs through my head daily.

Negotiation Tips from Angelina Darrisaw of C-Suite Coach

Negotiation Tips from Angelina Darrisaw of C-Suite Coach

“Salary negotiation should be win-win. Your boss wants to motivate you to continue to do well if you’re a strong performer.”

Angelina Darrisaw, Founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach, understands the value of negotiation from both an employer and an employee perspective. A New York native, she began her career in digital media for ESPN, and has worked at other companies like Viacom and HBO. Through C-Suite Coach, Angelina now works with employers to create and facilitate training seminars that engage millennial employees both personally and professionally.

Angelina, who is a powerhouse speaker and fan favorite at our Career Boot Camps, sat down with us to offer some tips on more effective negotiation:

The Mind Is A Battlefield

The Mind Is A Battlefield

I spend a lot of time flying for work, and overhear a lot of conversations. Not long ago, I overheard a passenger talking about regret, and how it's a silent killer. That statement about regret immediately teleported me to 2013, when I had one of the toughest years in my career to date. I’d made a decision to work somewhere that paid extremely well, but no amount of money had prepared me for how difficult that year would be. When I thought back on it, I felt like I wasn't strong enough, wasn't good enough, and was clearly a bad decision maker. I prayed. I cried. I tried so many things to make myself feel better. I felt like I was the furthest thing from perfect!

When things go wrong or do not go as planned, why is our first instinct to put ourselves down?